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Approved Investments
(Overall)
Approved Investments
(Manufacturing Sector)
Approved Investments
(Services Sector)
Approved Investments
(Primary Sector)
Investment
Performance
Annual Media Conference
(AMC) 2022

Approved Private Investments in Various Economic Sectors, 2021 / 2020

 

Summary Number Potential Employment Domestic Investment
(RM million) *
Foreign Investment
(RM million) *
Total Capital Investment
(RM million) *
  2021 2020 2021 2020 2021 2020 2021 2020 2021 2020
Primary Sector 59 23 528 831 13,252.9 5,033.9 4,075.4 1,057.4 17,328.3 6,091.4
Manufacturing Sector 702 1,050 74,575 80,235 15,489.3 34,683.1 179,598.6 56,579.9 195,087.9 91,263.1
Services Sector 3,803 3,685 29,909 33,728 69,214.3 63,482.1 24,909.5 6,559.6 94,123.8 70,041.7
Total 4,564 4,758 105,012 114,794 97,956.5 103,199.1 208,583.5 64,197.0 306,539.9 167,396.1
Note:
* – Due to rounding, figures presented in this table may not add up precisely to the totals provided

 

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Approved Investments (Manufacturing Sector)

Overview: Projects Approved, 2021 / 2020

 

  2021 2020
New Expansion/
Diversification
Total New Expansion/
Diversification
Total
Number 386 316 702 548 502 1,050
Potential
Employment
42,204 32,371 74,575 56,048 24,187 80,235

Total Capital
Investment

(RM million)*

153,381.7 41,706.2 195,087.9 61,061.2 30,201.9 91,263.1
– Domestic Investment* 8,725.1 6,764.2 15,489.3 24,308.4 10,374.8 34,683.1
– Foreign Investment* 144,656.6 34,942.0 179,598.6 36,752.8 19,827.1 56,579.9
  2021 2020
New Expansion/
Diversification
Total New Expansion/
Diversification
Total
Number 386 316 702 548 502 1,050
Potential
Employment
42,204 32,371 74,575 56,048 24,187 80,235

Total Capital
Investment

(USD million)*

36,782.2 10,001.5 46,783.7 15,151.7 7,494.3 22,645.9
– Domestic Investment* 2,092.4 1,622.1 3,714.5 6,031.9 2,574.4 8,606.2
– Foreign Investment* 34,689.8 8,379.4 43,069.2 9,119.8 4,919.9 14,039.7

 

 

Note:
*Due to rounding, figures presented in this table may not add up precisely to the totals provided
Exp/Div – Expansion/Diversification

 

2021: US$1 = RM4.17

2020: US$1 = RM4.03

 

 

 

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Projects Approved by Major Country, 2021 / 2020

 

Country 2021 2020
Number Foreign Investment*
(RM million)
Number Foreign Investment*
(RM million)
The Netherlands 14 74,909.3 14 6,536.9
Singapore 73 46,567.0 120 8,832.6
Austria 3 18,920.4
Country 2021 2020
Number Foreign Investment*
(USD million)
Number Foreign Investment*
(USD million)
The Netherlands 14 17,963.9 14 1,622.1
Singapore 73 11,167.1 120 2,191.7
Austria 3 4,537.3

 

 

Note:
*Due to rounding, figures presented in this table may not add up precisely to the totals provided

 

2021: US$1 = RM4.17

2020: US$1 = RM4.03

 

 

 

For more information on approved manufacturing and selected services data, please click e-Stats Data.

 

 

Projects Approved by Major State, 2021 / 2020

 

 
State 2021 2020
Domestic Investment*
(RM million)
Foreign Investment*
(RM million)
Total Capital Investment*
(RM million)
Domestic Investment*
(RM million)
Foreign Investment*
(RM million)
Total Capital Investment*
(RM million)
Pulau Pinang 1,784.6 74,439.1 76,223.7 3,562.8 10,550.2 14,113.0
Kedah 385.9 65,833.4 66,219.3 1,809.0 2,256.2 4,065.2
Pahang 239.7 10,250.7 10,490.4 1,034.6 3,749.9 4,784.5

 

State 2021 2020
Domestic Investment*
(USD million)
Foreign Investment*
(USD million)
Total Capital Investment*
(USD million)
Domestic Investment*
(USD million)
Foreign Investment*
(USD million)
Total Capital Investment*
(USD million)
Pulau Pinang 428.0 17,851.1 18,279.1 884.1 2,617.9 3,502.0
Kedah 92.5 15,787.4 15,879.9 448.9 559.9 1,008.7
Pahang 57.5 2,458.2 2,515.7 256.7 930.5 1,187.2

 

 

Note:
*Due to rounding, figures presented in this table may not add up precisely to the totals provided

 

2021: US$1 = RM4.17
2020: US$1 = RM4.03

 

 

 

For more information on approved manufacturing and selected services data, please click e-Stats Data.

 

 

Projects Approved by Major Industry, 2021 / 2020

 

Industry 2021 2020
Domestic Investment*
(RM million)
Foreign Investment*
(RM million)
Total Capital Investment*
(RM million)
Domestic Investment*
(RM million)
Foreign Investment*
(RM million)
Total Capital Investment*
(RM million)
Electrical &
Electronics
1,711.2 146,265.8 147,977.0 2,087.6 13,550.8 15,638.4
Basic Metal Products 264.7 19,173.3 19,438.0 331.1 14,053.7 14,384.8
Chemicals & Chemical Products 2,276.5 3,483.4 5,759.9 1,636.5 4,633.8 6,270.3
Rubber Products 4,865.8 891.1 5,756.9 3,889.8 405.8 4,295.6
Food Manufacturing 1,574.3 3,814.7 5,389.0 2,327.8 967.0 3,294.9

 

Industry 2021 2020
Domestic Investment*
(USD million)
Foreign Investment*
(USD million)
Total Capital Investment*
(USD million)
Domestic Investment*
(USD million)
Foreign Investment*
(USD million)
Total Capital Investment*
(USD million)
Electrical &
Electronics
410.4 35,075.7 35,486.1 518.0 3,362.5 3,880.5
Basic Metal Products 63.5 4,597.9 4,661.4 82.2 3,487.3 3,569.4
Chemicals & Chemical Products 545.9 835.3 1,381.3 406.1 1,149.8 1,555.9
Rubber Products 1,166.9 213.7 1,380.6 965.2 100.7 1,065.9
Food Manufacturing 377.5 914.8 1,292.3 577.6 240.0 817.6

 

 

Note:
*Due to rounding, figures presented in this table may not add up precisely to the totals provided

 

2021: US$1 = RM4.17
2020: US$1 = RM4.03

 

 

 

For more information on approved manufacturing and selected services data, please click e-Stats Data.
 
 

Approved Investments (Services Sector)

Approved Private Investments In Services Sectors, 2021 / 2020

 

Services Sector Number Potential Employment Domestic Investment (RM million) * Foreign Investment (RM million) * Total Investment (RM million) *
 2021 2020  2021 2020  2021 2020  2021 2020  2021 2020
Global Establishments 102 141 3,838 704 1,080.0 0.0 18,578.5 595.2 19,658.5 595.2
Support Services 954 753 3,555 6,281 5,207.6 4,392.4 756.5 788.3 5,964.1 5,180.6
Transport Services 24 9 189 0 1,593.3 586.5 0.0 67.7 1,593.3 654.2
Real Estate 1,044 1,045 NA NA 28,811.7 31,250.0 0.0 0.0 28,811.7 31,250.0
Utilities 27 0 NA NA 9,611.5 10,762.3 0.0 0.0 9,611.5 10,762.3
Information and Communications 450 615 2,026 4,074 6,415.8 10,869.4 1,763.4 1,332.8 8,179.2 12,202.1
Distributive Trade 908 613 14,392 18,186 762.7 750.6 2,836.2 2,986.1 3,598.9 3,736.6
Hotel and Tourism 29 38 2,949 2,088 3,230.1 2,812.1 219.1 21.6 3,449.2 2,833.7
Financial Services 53 28 969 221 11,346.0 1,743.9 683.7 757.1 12,029.7 2,500.9
Health Services 5 1 869 73 669.9 8.8 71.1 0.0 741.0 8.8
Education Services 199 435 924 1,887 410.3 207.8 0.0 10.9 410.3 218.7
Other Services 8 7 198 214 75.2 98.4 1.0 0.0 76.2 98.4
Total 3,803 3,685 29,909 33,728 69,214.3 63,482.1 24,909.5 6,559.6 94,123.8 70,041.7

Note:

NA – Data not available

* – Due to rounding, figures presented in this table may not add up precisely to the totals provided

 

 

For more information on approved manufacturing and selected services data, please click e-Stats Data.
 
 

Approved Investments (Primary Sector)

Approved Private Investments In Primary Sectors, 2021 / 2020

Primary Sector Number Potential Employment Domestic Investment
(RM million)*
Foreign Investment
(RM million)*
Total Capital Investment
(RM million)*
   2021 2020  2021 2020  2021 2020  2021 2020  2021 2020
Agriculture 6 1 103 3 20.4 2.4 0.1 0.0 20.5 2.4
Mining 19 11 37 24 13,021.0 5,004.5 4,075.3 1,057.4 17,096.3 6,061.9
Plantation & Commodities 34 11 388 804 211.4 27.0 0.0 0.0 211.4 27.0
Total 59 23 528 831 13,252.9 5,033.9 4,075.4 1,057.4 17,328.3 6,091.4

Note:
*Due to rounding, figures presented in this table may not add up precisely to the totals provided

 

 

For more information on approved manufacturing and selected services data, please click e-Stats Data.
 
 

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